How Hindu Bashing Liberal Elite Reacted When Hindus Celebrated Deepavali The Way They Always Did

This hypocrisy is not just displayed during Deepawali, it is a behaviour pattern repeated before every major Hindu festival.

#FestivalShaming of Hindus has become the new ‘liberal’ sport in India!

Sanctimonious Hindu-hating ‘elite’ have systematically tried to diss, dissect and disrespect Hindu traditions and festivals with a monotonous regularity in the last few years. When it is Holi, they get out of their Olympic sized swimming pools and tell us to save water. When it is Karwa Chauth or Vat Savitri, they tell us how the festival is a symbol of ‘patriarchal oppression’. When it is Ganesh Chaturthi, they give us lectures about not ‘polluting’ water, even as they open their bottles of Evian sparkling water. During Navaratri, as the average Hindu is getting ready to worship the manifestation of feminine strength in the form of the Devi, these people come up with articles about how to do an ‘alternative reading’ of Mahishasura.

Every single Hindu custom, belief and festival has come under a savage attack from the ‘opinion-makers’. They mock our festivals and deride our customs using the yardstick of ‘environment unfriendliness’.

Truth is, all Hindu festivals are about respecting nature. Our ancestors understood the changing cycle of seasons and devised a festival calendar that would understand, respect and celebrate nature. Holi marks the beginning of spring, hence the playing with colour. Ganesh Chaturthi is a festival to celebrate the harvest, and to remind us that just like the clay Ganesh Moorti, we too are born from the five elements, and must return to them some day. Deepawali marks the beginning of winter, hence the first symbolic oil bath and the spreading of warmth and light by lighting diyas.

Sanatana Dharma has been the most eco-friendly faith ever. Traditionally, we ate our meals on plantain leaves, our diyas were made by local potters, and we used locally grown fruits and vegetables as offerings to the Divine.

I am a proud practising Hindu. I respect and celebrate my traditions. I have adapted my festivals as per my sensibilities. My Deepawali is about spreading the light of joy. I buy and light locally made clay lamps during Deepawali. I buy firecrackers made in India. I help social organisations working for the underprivileged and my children spend their Deepawali holidays making a mud fort from scratch – an enchanting local tradition.

Next time someone tries to #FestivalShame you, don’t accept the insult with a bowed head. Fight back against this ridicule, this subtle way of making you ashamed of your traditions. Let us reclaim our festivals!

After the dictate from Supreme Court on firecrackers the Liberal elite were elated and took to twitter to share their joy but Hindus weren’t going to let them win. Deepawali was celebrated with great joy and pomp by so called ‘Intolerant Hindus’. The liberal elite soon took to twiiter to show their dissent and their tweets will put a smile on your face.

Here are some tweets from Hindu hating liberal elite :

Her husband also tweeted about his frustration after Hindus celebrated Deepavali the way they always did

Here’s what Shobha De tweeted:

Barkha dutt also tweeted it :

Here is how people trolled their frustration :